Some highlights from the Wine Society


I headed down to Stevenage today for a tasting at The Wine Society. It was amazing: such good wines at really good prices. Here are a few wines that I’ll be buying. But there were just too many highlights for one post!

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Gracher Domprost Riesling Spatlese 2001 Mosel, Germany
Lovely wine – rich and a bit toasty with lanolin and grapefruit, as well as ripe apple and melon fruit. Sweet, creamy, textured and more-ish. This is beautifully balanced and in a good place for current drinking. Long melony finish. 93/100 (£14.95 The Wine Society)


Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L’Ancien Les Pierres Dorées 2013 Beaujolais, France
Beautifully fresh, aromatic cherry and raspberry fruit nose. Pure and focused on the palate with a stony, mineral core to the fresh raspberries. Just a beautiful, focused wine of real purity and with a bit of grip. A gem. 92/100 (£10.95 The Wine Society)


Delas Grignan Les Adhémar 2013 Rhone, France
A lovely grenache-syrah blend. Fresh, juicy berry and cherry fruit with a real silkiness to the ripe berries. This is a fabulous textured lighter-style red with a bit of pepper. Remarkable value, so utterly drinkable. 89/100 (£6.95 The Wine Society)


Cruz de Piedra Seleccion Especial Garnacha 2013 Calatayud, Spain
Ripe, sweet and so pure with lovely spicy berry and cherry fruit. It’s really lovely with a distinct spicy peppery note and generous but focused ripe fruit. Fabulous stuff for the price. 90/100 (£8.25 The Wine Society)


Domaine Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage Papillon 2013 Northern Rhone, France
Fresh floral black cherry fruit with a bit of black pepper and some tapenade character. Has some silkiness under the ripe fruit. Very satisfying and direct, and totally typical. 92/100 (£11.95 The Wine Society)

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